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Happy Birthday

Dress: Alexander McQueen, similar by Alexander McQueen, McQ, and Clover Canyon // Heels: Vince Camuto, similar here // Hat: DIY, cap from ASOS // Ring: Banana Republic, similar here // Necklace: unknown, similar here // Nails: OPI William Tell Me About It

Ladies and gentlemen, a very special post for you today…Happy birthday to me and my little blog, Just Add Glam!  Its kind of crazy how fast this year has flown by but I am so grateful for all of the wonderful people I have met who have inspired me to share my ideas on fashion and style.  My family, friends, and fans are what keep me inspired so thank you for a great year…and here’s to another one!

Another year older, but my inner child still likes to shine though sometimes…like when we are on the way to lunch and all I want to do is go climb on a nearby train (in and dress and heels, obviously).  This Alexander McQueen dress was an early birthday present to myself and I’m thrilled to have found it.  I found this beautiful printed dress on sale–marked down from I don’t even want to know how much–for $79 which practically made me faint from excitement.  To match a gorgeously dramatic dress, I added a veil in the form of my DIY Jil Sander-inspired knit cap.

Photos by MHM Photography



  1. Ani
    October 29, 2012 / 1:20 am

    Happy birthday to you and your wonderful blog. Times flies when you have fun and I def have fun reading your blog Jenny :-).
    I absolutely love your birthday dress, how extravagant and fun is it and for that price? HELLO! Great steal! You added that extra polish touch to it by wearing that knitted hat with a vei, great styling mix.
    Hope you had a great birthday weekend with your family? 🙂


    • Jennifer
      October 30, 2012 / 3:13 pm

      Hi Ani! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes….for me and the blog, haha! I love finding a good deal on designer threads so I was very happy when I found this. Thanks for your sweet comment!


  2. Mallory
    October 29, 2012 / 8:29 am

    Incredible!!! These photos are amazing, and so is your dress. Happy Birthday to you and your fabulous blog <3

    XOXO Mallory

    • Jennifer
      October 30, 2012 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Mallory! Its been a fun year authoring Just Add Glam and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon 🙂


  3. TerrysTwoCents
    October 29, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Love, LOOOOVE this, Jennifer. At first, I wasn’t so sure about the hat, but the more I look at it, the more I love it.

    Happy birthday!!! <3


    • Jennifer
      October 30, 2012 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks Terry! Yes….its different….but I like it and its fun to push fashion boundaries and step outside the ‘norm’ sometimes, right? I was inspired by Bryan Boy 😉


    • Jennifer
      October 30, 2012 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks Christina….have a great day!


  4. Nic
    November 6, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    I’m still dumbfounded at what you paid fr this beauty. We need to do some hunting together because I’m hopping your shopping luck will rub off on me 😉 Beyond that having seen some of the pieces separately doesn’t do this entire look justice. You are killin’ it! The backdrop it AMAZE. What tracks are these. It’s the perfect location and the DIY beenie the bestest accessory ever! I can’t pick a favorite photo… I just can’t…. too good


  5. Marta
    January 30, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    Awesome look! you look gorgeous in these photos!
    Happy birthday <♥♥♥

  6. Christy
    February 3, 2013 / 7:56 am

    You definitely strike gold with this fab print MCQ dress and made the glam net and beanie combo so much more wearable for the faint hearted.

    Christy of:

  7. nahomi
    February 3, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    that was a very cute look !
    ive seen the beanie look down with a vail before from other bloogers/youtubers
    but i havent seen it done with a dress in a more sophisticated look.
    looks really good[:

  8. claudia
    February 5, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    love these pics! gorgeous!

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  9. i.s.
    February 7, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    happy birthday! you have such a darling blog!
    i’m now following you – hope you do the same xx

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